Online genealogy resources

Porirua Library provides three computers to access (in the library only) the subscription genealogy databases Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Index, plus links to other online resources that can be used free from home.

Porirua Library provides three computers to access (in the library only) the subscription genealogy databases Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Index, plus links to other online resources that can be used free from home.

Subscription databases.

Free access to these resources is only available on the genealogy computers at Porirua City Centre library. You do not have to be a Porirua Library member to use these computers.


Free New Zealand Online Resources


Free Overseas and General Online Resources

  • πŸ‘‰FamilySearch (website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: registration required on first use).
  • πŸ‘‰Free UK Genealogy ( Free UK Genealogy provides online access to family history records. A team of dedicated volunteers creates high-quality transcriptions of public records from governmental sources, parish churches, and other trusted institutions. FreeUk has three project websites: πŸ‘‰FreeBMD (births, marriages and deaths), πŸ‘‰FreeCEN (census data from 1841 to 1891) and πŸ‘‰FreeREG (parish registers).
  • πŸ‘‰UK Marriage Locator ( This free website enables you to interpret the Marriage Index created by the General Register Office for England and Wales. By using it you can determine where your ancestors were married - not just which Registration District, but even which church.)
  • πŸ‘‰Trove (a National Library of Australia website offering free public access to a wide range of information, including historical and contemporary materials, e.g. digitised newspapers, maps, images).